Sonja Mutic

Sonja Mutić (Serbia) finished postgraduate studies at Kunstuniversität Graz with Clemens Gadenstätter, graduated from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Zoran Erić, and currently is a PhD candidate at Harvard University, studying with Chaya Czer-nowin and Hans Tutschku. She has attended various masterclasses with Wolf-gang Rihm, Beat Furrer, Mark Andre, Rebecca Saunders, Enno Poppe, Martijn Padding and Louis Andriessen, among others, cooperating with the ensembles Lucerne Festival Alumni, Schallfeld, Orkest de Ereprijs, mise-en, via nova, NJO Bernstein, LENsemble, Fractales, pre-art, Ensemble Metamorphosis, trio Timbre etc. Her music was performed at Lu-cerne Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, International Rostrum of Composers, impuls Minuten Konzerte, mise-en Festival, Summer of Sounds, Culturescapes, KotorArt, Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik, NJO Muziekzomer etc. Prizes and awards: Judith Lang Zaimont Prize by The International Alliance for Women in Music (USA, 2017); Sigismund Toduţă, 3.prize (Romania, 2017); 17.Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik, 1. prize and audience prize (Weimar, 2016); 20.Young Composers Meeting, 2. prize (Apeldoorn, 2014); 7.pre–art, 2. prize and аrtist-in-residence prize by Künstlerhaus Boswil (Swit-zerland, 2013); Josip Slavenski award (Belgrade, 2011). She was Styr-ia-Artist-in-Residence in Graz (2018).

abgrund (2017) composed for Lucerne Festi-val Alumni Ensemble.
The meaning of the title refers to a bottomless structure (abyss), in which there is a continuous effort to step out of something into something else, metaphorically. This soundscape is realized technically as a fragile and bare linear-punctuated texture, stretched over time, amongst the shadows of high and low frequencies.